Cris Cyborg (real name Cristiano Justino) is set to take on American Leslie Smith in her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut on 14 May (Saturday) but has another American in her sights. The Brazilian claims she has unfinished business with former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
"I'm going to KO Ronda. Yeah for sure. We have a history and it's not finished, like a soap opera. I don't hate her but I would like to fight her," she said, as quoted by Fox Sports.
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The 30-year-old has been involved in a number of spats with Rousey over the years, with Justino saying that she is ready for a fight anytime while it is Rousey who is running away from it.
"If she wants this fight to happen she can say Dana I want to fight Cyborg. Of course Dana (White) will make this fight happen, but it has to start with her. She doesn't want it. She's running."
The MMA fighter has claimed that she currently holds no hostility towards Rousey, with much of the tension coming from the former UFC champion trying to elevate herself early in her career using Justino's name.
"I never said anything bad about Ronda - she started this. When she started I was already a fighter, I was already a world champ. She used that to get people to know her. I never said anything bad about Ronda.
"I think she would be a great opponent for me and maybe she can do something because she is always saying 'I want to fight Cyborg', but said I had to come to her when she was the champion. She's not the champ so we can meet halfway. It's not for ego or nothing, it's for the fans. It will be a nice fight."